A married couple in Hong Kong have been remanded in custody after being charged with murdering a three-month-old boy under their care. Transport worker Jerry Ip Chun-yin, 35, and housewife Lam Ka-hei, 24, were escorted to West Kowloon Court on Monday morning, two days after they were arrested in a 120 sq ft flat in Tai Kok Tsui. The pair stood accused of murdering Cheng Yu-hin at their home in Peony House West Block on Foo Kwai Street on Saturday, after the infant was found with multiple bruises and blisters on his body. The boy’s biological mother had previously entrusted the couple to care for him. 2 arrested on suspicion of murder in Hong Kong after 3-month-old boy dies The prosecution applied for a 12-week adjournment to allow time for police to conduct further investigations, including reviewing CCTV footage of the premises, obtaining the infant’s autopsy report and examining the defendants’ mobile phones. Magistrate Peter Yu Chun-cheung scheduled the next hearing for November 7 and remanded the pair in jail custody. A murder suspect can only apply for temporary release before a High Court judge. The offence is punishable by life imprisonment.